The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Author: Walter Mischel
Psychologist Walter Mischel, who designed the Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. He outlines how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life, whether it is weight control, quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions or planning for retirement. He proves that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth.
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Author: Rick Hanson
In Hardwiring Happiness, Dr. Hanson presents a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures of happiness, love, confidence and peace. He suggests four steps to work on a daily basis, to build strengths into the brain to balance its ancient negativity bias and make contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal.